Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice) has been appointed executive director of the Live Music Project starting July 1. The LMP is an organization that connects people with live classical music through a calendar of events and amplifies community music resources.
John T.K. Scherch (MM ’17, Voice, Pedagogy) joins the radio station WRTI in Philadelphia as the new weekday morning classical host.
Kerri Lynn Slominski (BM ’09, Voice) performed the role of Mollie in Theatre Now NY‘s staged reading of Animal Farm: A Musical in 2 Acts. The performance was streamed on June 28.
Undergraduate vocal studies student Kevin Paton-Cole presented his paper “The Suppression of Folk Music in the 20th Century: The Case for Music from the African Diaspora” at the 25th annual conference of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, held virtually by the Society of Music Research at the University of Michigan.
Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves was elected to the American Philosophical Society in the Arts, Professionals, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs class. The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge” and provides a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and conveys the conviction of its members that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the public interest.